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China says artillery shells from Myanmar injure 5 people

China says artillery shells from Myanmar injure 5 people, urges neighbor to restore stability

China says artillery shells from Myanmar injure 5 people

BEIJING (AP) -- Artillery shells fired from Myanmar into southern China have injured five people and damaged four houses, officials said Friday.

The shelling Thursday in an area near the Yunnan province city of Lincang follows several months of fighting between Myanmar government soldiers and ethnic Kokang rebels in Myanmar's northeast near the border. The Lincang government said in a news release that one Chinese national and four Burmese living in the border community were injured.

Chinese officials have complained of several instances of shells and plane strikes hitting on their side of the border. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reiterated China's "strong dissatisfaction" and urged Myanmar to restore stability to the region "as soon as possible."


Updated : 2021-09-19 19:58 GMT+08:00